On the Anointing
Translated by John D. Turner
[....] according to [....] the type of [...] see him. It is fitting for you at this time to send thy Son Jesus Christ
and anoint us so we might be able to trample upon the snakes and the heads of the scorpions and all the
power of the Devil since he is a shepherd of the seed. Through him we have known thee. And we glorify
thee : Glory be to thee, the Father in the Son, the Father in the Son, the Father in the Holy Church and in
the holy angels! From now he abides forever in the perpetuity of the Aeons, forever until the untraceable
Aeons of the Aeons. Amen.
Selection made from James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library, revised edition.
HarperCollins, San Fransisco, 1990.